best carp fishing sleeping bags

The 7 Best Carp Fishing Sleeping Bags in 2020 - (2, 3, 4 & 5 Season Sleeping Bags Reviewed)

Is there any nicer feeling than getting tucked up in your bivvy? If you pick the best carp fishing sleeping bag it will be like a home from home. Get it wrong and you’ll have cold toes and a dreadful night’s sleep.

What inevitably follows a dreadful nights sleep is a really bad day fishing. If you’re anything like us, fishing when tired can actually become a chore and everything seems to go wrong. Tangles, poor casts, the works. 

best carp fishing sleeping bags

In this article we are going to advise on how to get a good nights sleep when carp fishing by choosing the best carp fishing sleeping bag possible. We want you as fresh as a daisy and ready to catch that elusive prized fish.

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The Best Carp Fishing Sleeping Bags in 2020 are:

1. TF Gear Flat Out Sleeping Bag

2. Wychwood Comforter Sleeping Bag 

3. TF Gear Force 8 Carp Fishing Sleeping Bag

4. JRC Defender Fleece Sleeping Bag

5. Coleman Big Basin Sleeping Bag

6. TF Gear Fishing Sleeping Bags 4 Season

7. MK-Angelsport 8 Leg Lounger with Sleeping Bag


The following table shows some more information on some of our chosen sleeping bags.


Alternatively please scroll down for more info on all of the products recommended and at the end our verdict:

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Editors Choice
TF Gear NEW Flat Out Sleeping Bag
TF Gear Force 8 carp fishing, camping fleece lined warm and cosy sleeping bag
Coleman Big Basin Sleeping Bag Sleeping Bag - Grey
TF Gear Fishing Sleeping Bags 4 Season, Fleece Lined, Windproof Outer, Crash Zips (Standard)
MK-Angelsport 8 Leg Lounger with Sleeping Bag Bedchair Camo Sleeping System Carp Lounger Garden...
Product
TF Gear Flat Out Sleeping Bag
TF Gear Force 8 Carp Fishing Sleeping Bag
Coleman Big Basin Sleeping Bag
TF Gear Fishing Sleeping Bags 4 Season
MK-Angelsport 8 Leg Lounger with Sleeping Bag
Season Rating
Unspecified (feels like 5 season)
3 Season
2 Season
4 Season
5 Season
Weight
4.4kg
4kg
3kg
4.2kg
16kg (including bed chair)
Best Feature
Double Sealed Seams, Bedchair straps
Large Crash Zips
Lots of Space
Windproof outer element
Great Value Combo.
Editors Choice
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TF Gear NEW Flat Out Sleeping Bag
Product
TF Gear Flat Out Sleeping Bag
Season Rating
Unspecified (feels like 5 season)
Weight
4.4kg
Best Feature
Double Sealed Seams, Bedchair straps
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TF Gear Force 8 carp fishing, camping fleece lined warm and cosy sleeping bag
Product
TF Gear Force 8 Carp Fishing Sleeping Bag
Season Rating
3 Season
Weight
4kg
Best Feature
Large Crash Zips
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Coleman Big Basin Sleeping Bag Sleeping Bag - Grey
Product
Coleman Big Basin Sleeping Bag
Season Rating
2 Season
Weight
3kg
Best Feature
Lots of Space
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TF Gear Fishing Sleeping Bags 4 Season, Fleece Lined, Windproof Outer, Crash Zips (Standard)
Product
TF Gear Fishing Sleeping Bags 4 Season
Season Rating
4 Season
Weight
4.2kg
Best Feature
Windproof outer element
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MK-Angelsport 8 Leg Lounger with Sleeping Bag Bedchair Camo Sleeping System Carp Lounger Garden...
Product
MK-Angelsport 8 Leg Lounger with Sleeping Bag
Season Rating
5 Season
Weight
16kg (including bed chair)
Best Feature
Great Value Combo.

Last updated on 2020-11-04 /  Images from Amazon Product API

What should I look for when buying a sleeping bag?

We hope it’s obvious, but the main thing you are looking for is warmth and comfort. ‘Too warm’ aren’t generally words in our vocabulary when it comes to using sleeping bags in the UK.

Even the warmest days can turn into bitterly cold nights, especially when you are about 20cm from the cold bare ground.

Generally the best carp fishing sleeping bags are given two ratings. The first is a ‘season’ rating. The greater the number of seasons, the warmer it should keep you. Two and three season sleeping bags are generally lighter with less padding. 

If you had to pick, we would advise that you got for more seasons not less. Otherwise you’ll find yourself with the best carp fishing sleeping bag for summer only, and you still might be cold.

The second rating is much more defined. Many sleeping bags also come with a temperature rating. This rating essentially tells you what it is ‘certified’ to. For the UK you shouldn’t need much more than -10 degrees Celsius, but if you want to air on the side of caution then we wouldn’t say it is a bad idea.

 ‘Mummy’ bags are ok, they are generally a little warmer as there is less air for your body to heat, but of you want to move around or have easy access in and out of your bag (and you will if you are catching) square bags might be the best carp fishing sleeping bags.


Finally, what may influence your decision on what sleeping bag type to choose is what Carp Fishing Clothing you tend to wear. If you prefer to sleep in a thick jacket and padded trousers then you may need more room to move than if your wearing next to nothing!

What else goes into the best carp fishing sleeping bag?

The best carp fishing sleeping bags will satisfy all of the above for sure. But be on the lookout for a few little extras that make it special.

One thing we won’t do without is crash zips. A crash zip is like an easy release mechanism which keeps you snug but gives you the freedom to spring out of the bag and out of your bivvy or brolly system at the first beep of your bite alarm.

Other great features found in the best carp fishing sleeping bags are mosquito hoods and the ability to draw the face hole closed. The latter is especially useful in winter when your nose and cheeks begin to sting with the cold.

Our choices for the best carp fishing sleeping bags in 2020:

1

TF Gear Flat Out Sleeping Bag

Now TFG do not give this sleeping bag a season rating which is odd because it definitely feels like a 5 season sleeping bag and a good one at that.

The flat out bags have been re-designed by the legendry Dave Lane and as such offers more comfort than ever before.

All the seams on this bag are double sealed which adds to the windproof rating and also ensures precious heat cannot escape.

This bag has been filled with the best synthetic materials which provide superior insulation, increased weather resistance and outstanding heat retention.

Combine all this with the luxury inner fleece and a reasonable price tag, you have a sleeping bag that is considered one of the best on the market today.

Pros

  • Double Sealed Seams
  • Good Layers of insulation
  • Very warm inner fleece
  • Bed straps and head / foot harness all supplied

Cons

  • Not the cheapest however we feel its absolutely worth the additional spend.

2

Wychwood Comforter Sleeping Bag

best carp fishing sleeping bag

The Wychwood Comforter Sleeping bag has been designed to offer you a lightweight, yet warm sleeping bag.

The fleece lining and the four chamber hollow fill ensure that not only is the sleeping bag warm as soon as you get in it but it is also efficient at maintaining any internal heat generated.

The bag is made with large crash zips that make it very easy to 'burst' out to hit the all important run as fast as possible.

The bag also comes with elasticated hoods at the head and the foot end as well as a bedchair fixing strap.

Weighing in at just 3.75kg, this sleeping bag is one of the best on the market for the metric of weight vs warmth ratio and is no doubt one of the best carp fishing sleeping bags on the market today.

Pros

  • Very warm fleece lining
  • 4 chamber hollow fill for good heat retention
  • Large, easy release crash zips
  • Very Lightweight

Cons

  • Not the cheapest on the market but not the most expensive either.

3

TF Gear Force 8 Carp Fishing Sleeping Bag

If you are looking for something lightweight for only the occasional summer use then four seasons sleeping bag might be overkill.

If this is the case the force 8 may be one of the best carp fishing sleeping bags for occasional summer use. It boasts many of the features of other TF gear models.

The only real difference being it is slightly lighter. It is rated for three seasons, so unless it’s absolutely biting cold outside it should be adequate.

It also features four securing straps to stop the bag falling off your sleep system when you spring out in the darkness.

Checkout this video on the TF Gear Force 8 sleeping bag:

Pros

  • Very Lightweight
  • Retaining straps featured to secure to bedchair.
  • Great for the summer months
  • Great Value for the Price

Cons

  • You will need an extra layer or two for the winter months

4

JRC Defender Fleece Sleeping Bag

 carp fishing sleeping bag

The JRC defender sleeping bag is great bag for fishing the warmer months. Its rated at 2 season which, in the summer is all you need.

It features a warm fleece lining, bed chair attachments and a hollow fibre filling for additional ventilation.

All in all this is a fantastic bag from a reputable brand that we recommend for your summer sessions.

Pros

  • Good airflow and ventilation
  • Retaining straps featured to secure to bedchair
  • Great for the summer months
  • Durable polyester outer

Cons

  • Not suitable for the winter months.

5

Coleman Big Basin Sleeping Bag

Being restricted whilst you are trying to sleep can lead to discomfort. With the big basin sleeping bag you’ll have plenty of room as its extra long and extra wide. The bag is stuffed with lightweight polyester offering really decent warmth.

The hood is an area that we really like, whilst it is a square sleeping bag it has borrowed the best bits from mummy sleeping bags so you should be as snug as a bug in a rug. It also has an insulated zip, ensuring maximum heat retention.

Checkout the following video showing an overview of the Coleman big basin sleeping bag:

Pros

  • Big Bag with plenty of room to move
  • Adjustable hood is a nice feature
  • Great for the summer months
  • Very Lightweight

Cons

  • Only really suitable for the warmer months.
  • No burst zips

6

TF Gear Fishing Sleeping Bags 4 Season

This bag just yells warmth and comfort. It is available in two sizes. Standard and Giant. Giant is definitely more comfortable, but unless you are indeed a giant, the standard size isn’t bad either.

The instant warmth fleece lining does exactly what it says on the tin, it feels rather soft on the skin and will have you drifting off in no time.

The bag is windproof too, this goes a long way to preventing you from feeling cold. As a four-season sleeping bag this could be one of the best carp fishing sleeping bags for all year round use.

Pros

  • Very Warm fleece lining
  • Bed attachment featured
  • Great easy open burst zips
  • Great sleeping bag for all year round use

Cons

  • May need an extra layer in extreme temperatures.

7

MK-Angelsport 8 Leg Lounger with Sleeping Bag

As a complete package this is really excellent value. If you are sleeping on the floor you can find that the cold from the ground will leech up into your bag, making it feel colder than it is and very uncomfortable.

The eight legs of this combined sleep system will keep you away from terra firma and very well insulated.

The fleece mattress has sewn in pillows, so no stiff necks in the morning. The 8 legs ensure supreme stability and the sleeping bag on top is 5 seasons.

This essentially means that it is good for even the coldest weather. Storage is not an issue as the bed and sleeping bag pack down to a fraction of their size.

For the money this is one of the best carp fishing sleeping bags / systems we have seen.

Pros

  • Very Warm fleece lining
  • Sewn in Pillows
  • Perfect sleeping bag / bed chair combo
  • 5 season rated for all weather

Cons

  • Can't buy bag seperate to bed chair.

Conclusion

When it comes to the best carp fishing sleeping bags it really does pay not to go too cheap or flimsy. Whilst it might seem trivial now, when you are lying there with your teeth chattering and only the ducks to keep you company, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t spend an extra few quid.

A good day follows a good night and by choosing the best sleeping bag for fishing, you can make sure you leave nothing to chance.

So there you have it, our top choices for the best carp fishing sleeping bags in 2020.

If you need any fishing tackle please consider visiting one of our recommended online fishing tackle shops.

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